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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Ideas for fixing S.C. higher ed

    We all know that the success of our higher education system is vital to the success of our state.
    This column is not about all the good things or all the failings of our individual institutions of higher education. Let’s just say we have some great institutions and some not-so-great ones. At the great institutions, we do some things well and some things not so well. At the weaker institutions, we do some things well and some things not so well.
    In short, there’s room for improvement at all of them.

  • Column: S.C. marriage bill has feeble underpinnings

    In December 2014, a bill was introduced in the S.C. Senate by Larry Grooms of District 37 and Danny Verdin of District 9. The bill asks Congress to hold a convention of the states for the sole purpose of amending the U.S. Constitution to allow states to define and regulate marriage.
    This bill arrived in the Senate one month after the Supreme Court agreed to review a same-sex marriage case because the circuit courts had given conflicting rulings on the constitutionality of marriages of this variety. A ruling on the case would set a national legal precedent.

  • Letter: Springs Memorial thanks volunteers

    Author Kurek Ashley wrote: “The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the lives of others, then your life improves automatically.”
    This is a very fitting quote for this time of year, as we at Springs Memorial Hospital honor our volunteers next week during National Volunteer Week.

  • Column: Why is USC storing water purchased for flood victims?

    One of the University of South Carolina’s biggest embarrassments of recent years is currently hiding another.

  • Column: Congressional candidate makes case for change

    Editor’s note: Ray Craig, a Republican from Lake Wylie running in the June 14 primary against incumbent U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land, spoke to the Hickory Grove Volunteer Fire Department on Monday. Here are some excerpts.

  • Letter: Sheriff has proved he can do the job

    I read the March 30 article about Billy McCoy running against Sheriff Barry Faile. Mr. McCoy said Lancaster needs a change.
    Barry Faile has done a lot for Lancaster in cleaning up crime. Why do we need a change? We don’t. We need Barry Faile, who has done and can keep doing the job.
    Talk is cheap, but Barry has proven himself many times over. Our sheriff’s reputation speaks for itself.

    Carl M. Miles
    Lancaster

  • Column: Think about effects of Democratic ideas

    OK, Bernie and Hillary supporters. Consider this.
    Why do you want a free or no-debt college degree? To get a better job. Why do you want a better job? To make a better wage. But why have a better job and higher wage in the Bernie and Hillary economy, where if you do succeed you don’t get to keep that higher wage? You become a cash cow for those who want things for free.
    After a while people will figure out that the more they work, the more they pay, and soon they will stop working and just settle for the free stuff.

  • Column: Education, technology, creativity key to S.C.

    Etc are three little letters we run across most every day. We hardly notice them. But when it comes to South Carolina and our future, ‘etc’ can be a real disaster or it can be our great hope.
    Confused? Let me explain.
    Etc (usually written with a period at the end as etc.) is short for et cetera, a Latin phrase that the Cambridge Dictionary defines as “and other similar things.” Another way of thinking about etc is “more of the same.”